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Details & Cataloguing

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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A George II silver salver, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1732
rectangular, incurved at the angles, on four cast scroll panel supports, the border engraved with sylized shells, scrollwork and four vacant cartouches connected by diaperwork panels, the centre engraved at a later date with a coat-of-arms within an elaborate cartouche incorporating winged cherub caryatids and husk festoons
25.5cm., 10in. wide
19oz., 9dwt., 620gr.
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Provenance

Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935) of Beverly Farms and Boston, Massachusetts, former company director, bequeathed by him with 91 other examples of British silver to
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sotheby’s, New York, 19 October 1999, lot 232

Literature

Kathryn C. Buhler, ‘The Frank Brewer Bemis Collection of Silver,’ Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. 34, no. 205, October 1936, p. 82, fig. 10

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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